Eric went to school, played soccer and hockey here in Kemptville.
The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary (now a registered charity for income tax purposes) was created soon after Eric's passing on June 25, 2010. Several individuals touched by this tragedy stepped forward to be part of the executive which now consists of 10 active members (see all about us). Many others continue to help out in various other ways.
Many events have already taken place, while more are in their planning stages, to raise money to support this bursary. This bursary is awarded annually to a grade 12 student, at North Grenville District High School (at which Eric was a student) and at St.Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville, who is planning post secondary education and has worked through adversity to realize success throughout their school years. The awards' committee at both schools in conjunction with the executive of the bursary, have set the criteria that is utilized in deciding the annual winners.
The winners receive a cash award and a keeper plaque, while the schools proudly display their own plaque with the annual winners' names engraved thereon.
Many thanks to all those who have held and continue to hold Eric dear in their hearts and those who have contributed to this bursary to help make it the success that is realized today!
Help the bursary committee in raising or donating funds or sharing ideas for raising funds, by contacting us at our EMAIL address or by calling 613-258-4529. Anyone that has pictures or stories should also contact us as per the above.
In Memory Of Eric Gutknecht
Our focus lies on community efforts, including selling jams and jellies at the farmers market, the KDMHA's Panthers Eric Gutknecht Memorial Novice Hockey Tournament during the spring school break, and donations. We firmly believe it takes a village to raise a child, and helping students realize their dream of post secondary education, helps in creating the most well equipped society one can.
Maintaining healthy, happy environments is an important, and often neglected part of aid work. We work with local community organizers closely.
Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this bursary, our jam sales and the hockey tournament such a success.
Registered Charity # 85038 1310 RR0001
Two bursaries are awarded each year; one at each high school in Kemptville, since 2011
Thank you to everyone who helped make our previous events such a huge success. Our events included Ottawa 67's Hockey games and a concert featuring Keith Glass and Erin Driscoll.
updated September 26,2016
Jams and Jellies for sale in 250 ml. jars for $6.00 and cookbooks for $10.00
KDMHA Panthers Annual Eric Gutknecht Memorial Novice Hockey Tournament is held during the spring break.
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